Guinea has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics, citing a “resurgence of COVID variants”.
It means 5 athletes from the African nation might be lacking from the delayed Video games.
Minister of sports activities Sanoussy Bantama Sow stated the choice had been taken due to the persevering with coronavirus pandemic.
“As a result of resurgence of COVID variants, the federal government, involved with preserving the well being of Guinean athletes, has determined with remorse to cancel Guinea’s participation within the thirty second Olympics scheduled for Tokyo,” he stated in a letter to the president of the Guinean Olympic Committee.
North Korea is the one different nation to have pulled out of the Video games, additionally referencing COVID-19.
Guinea’s resolution comes solely days after its Olympic committee’s secretary normal, Ben Daouda Nassoko, stated funds had been made accessible to ship its delegation to Tokyo.